The wife of late Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero has passed on in Egypt.
Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, also known as Mai Babban Daki, is the mother of the current emir of Kano and Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero and Nasiru Ado Bayero, respectively.
The Emirate Council said she died on Saturday in Egypt where she was taken for treatment following a protracted illness.
A princess of Ilorin Emirate, Hajiya Maryam was also an elder sister to the current emir of Ilorin Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.
Her remains will be brought back to Nigeria for burial in Kano, family sources said.